The disordered system approach for optical fiber systems and the emergence of an extremely non-Gaussian tail in the optical fiber system higher-order statistics was analyzed. A linear model of optical transmission through a fiber with birefringent disorder in the presence of amplifier noise was considered. The average bit-error rate (BER) was small because both disorder and noise are assumed to be weak. The results show that the probability distribution function (PDF) has a long algebraiclike tail.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2003|